The Organ Appeal

After four years of fundraising we reached our target in 2016, the organ restoration has been completed and funds have also been raised to purchase and repair the unique Harrison & Harrison console from Manchester Cathedral which will remain in the nave to support the liturgy and be available for concerts. For further details about the appeal and the Hill organ please visit www.selbyabbeyorgan.co.uk

The Abbey Restoration

It is inevitable that time and the elements will adversely affect the fabric of a building as old as the Abbey. A maintenance and repair programme will always be required. Our biggest challenge is that, with no endowment to fall back on, finance for each new project has to come from dedicated fundraising. Since 2012, we have been concentrating our efforts on the interior of the Abbey.

 

 

Our biggest challenge is that, with no endowment to fall back on, finance for each new project has to come from dedicated fundraising.

Completed projects

Stonework restoration of the bays of the

South Choir Aisle

£482,000

Restoration of the Scriptorium and

Choir School including pinnacles and gargoyles

£800,000

Stonework restoration of the eastern bays of the

South Choir Aisle

£400,000

Re-glazing of the C14th Washington Window

£35,000

Replacement of heating system

£120,000

Restoration and re-glazing of the Great East

Window and restoration of the East End

£545,000

Restoration of the Latham Chapel and

North Choir Aisle

£1.1 m

West End restoration

£580,000

Conservation and repair of the medieval North Porch

£220,000

Installation of a modern lavatory facility

£80,000

Upgrading the electrical system

£190,000

Bell augmentation and safety works

£38,000

Repair of Carillon bells

£ 30,000

 

Restoration and moving of the Norman font and cover

£60,000

Restoration of the William Hill organ

£600,000

 

 

Chairman of Trustees

John Engelhart

Trustees

The Rt Revd

Dr John Thomson,

Bishop of Selby

The Revd Canon

John Weetman

Vicar of Selby Abbey

Ross Pullan

David Barstow

Stewart Skilbeck

Jennifer Cooke

Tom Pilcher

Architect

David Sherriff

Appeal Director

Brig. Jeremy Gaskell, OBE